Spooky Halloween Hands
Take two plastic latex gloves and fill with water (don't fill so much that the fingers won't move). Tie ends closed tightly. Lay the gloves on a cookie sheet and freeze solid.After the gloves are frozen, remove ice from the plastic gloves (cut the gloves off). Add the hands to red punch. If using a light colored punch, just fill the gloves with red koolaid (don't add sugar or the koolaid won't freeze properly) instead of plain water.
Halloween Sidewalk Chalk
2 parts Plaster of Paris
1 part Water
Colored Tempra Paint or Food ColoringMix Plaster of Paris with water. Mix in desired food color.Pour into toilet paper tubes.Let dry thoroughly (this may take a few days).Remove the chalk from the tubes and give to your favorite artist to draw halloween pictures on the sidewalk.
Spooky Halloween Apples
Peel some apples but don't core them. Have an adult carve indentations for the eyes, nose, ears, mouth, etc. using a sharp knife. Place the apples on a baking sheet and put them in a warm place (on a window sill in the sun, near a heater, etc..) until the apples become shriveled and dried Paste googly eyes, wool for the hair, beads for earrings, etc. to the dried apple heads. Use your imagination and create some spooky heads for halloween.
Add green food coloring to apple cider for an interesting halloween drink.
Halloween Table Cloth
White paper table cloth
Tempera acrylic paint
Halloween pictures Take a white paper tablecloth and paint on halloween ghosts, pumpkins, black cats, etc. Stick on Halloween stickers or glue on pictures related to halloween..
Small square of cardboard
Black pipe cleaners
Glue Wind the black yarn around the small square of cardboard until it's heavily covered;. hold it together by tying a small piece of yarn to the center. Remove the cardboard. Insert three pipe cleaners into the knotted centre and bend to form the legs. Glue on the goggly eyes. Use black thread to suspend the spider.
Spooky Halloween Balloons
Blow up black or orange balloons and draw scary faces on them with an orange or black marker. Hang them in windows or in doorways.ORCover helium balloons with old tattered sheets with scary faces painted on them.
Spooky Halloween Ice Cubes
Put gummy worms in water in ice tray for spooky cubes to put in drinks or punch bowl..Submitted by Kelly from VA.
Take white plastic gloves and fill them with popcorn. Tie at the hand with orange and black ribbons, curl ends and place a spider ring on one of the fingers and use for party favors or decorations.
Submitted by Cheryl in Ramona
Halloween Ghost Suckers
Get some tootsie pop suckers and a box of tissues. Place one tissue over the sucker (like a sheet) and then tie at the base of the sucker with black or orange yarn.Get a black marker and make a face like this O O (but fill in the circles).
Submitted by Crystal
Newt EyesTissue (pink or white)
Paints or felt tips
Somewhere warm Take some squares of tissue (toilet type) and dip them into the water.Roll them into a ball then leave them to dry.When they're hard (or dry) paint or draw in red veins, and any color for the eyes. If you want to hang them up before you dry them properly get out as much water as you can then push a hole in with your nail. Let it dry and thread in some string. Submitted by Jemma Gates
Halloween Cookie Jars
Paint clay pots black and let dry. Glue orange rickrack around top edges.and write guests names with white paint. For ghosts you will need peanut shaped sandwich cookies, white frosting, and black gel icing. To make ghost, frost one side of cookie. Add eyes and mouth with gel icing. Fill pots with candy corn and ghosts. :)
Submitted by Kristine Gints
White Formula for Face Painting
2 ts White shortening
5 ts Cornstarch
1 ts White flour
3-4 drops glycerin
2-1/2 tsp Cocoa* *For brown beards, or caveman styles.
Using a rubber spatula, blend the shortening, cornstarch, and flour on a plate to form a smooth paste.
Add 3 or 4 drops of glycerin for a creamy consistency. Add any color of food coloring.
Tuna Can Spider
Paint a tuna can black. Drill a hole in the center of the bottom of the can, put a washer inside the can and tie a string to this (to hang the spider). Glue wiggly eyes and red rick-rack to one side for the face. Drill four small holes on opposing sides, insert black pipe cleaners and hot glue them on the inside of the can. Bend the legs like a spider and hang up!
(Thanks to Deb Sammons for this idea!)
Cut a big enough piece of dryer vent hose to form into a circle. Wire the ends together with light crafting wire. Spray paint it orange. Hot glue a 2" piece of branch (stem) and a few silk leaves to the top center.
(Thanks to Deb Sammons for this idea!)
Cut one black pipe cleaner into four equal lengths. Push all 4 through one black (large holed) bead, centering the bead on the pipe cleaners. Spread and bend the legs to look like a spider. Make enough spiders to place about 2-3" between spiders as they hang from a ring. Attach spiders using yarn to a 4-6" diameter ring (wood, plastic, paper plate, etc). Use "loose" cotton to spread a web-like haze over top of ring and down some of the yarns. Use three pieces of yarn or ribbon to make "hanger."
Cottonball Ghost Pin
Pull/manipulate one cotton ball into a ghost shape and glue two "eyes" to it. Use a looped piece of masking tape (rolled sticky side out) to attach to clothes.
#1: Glue two "eyes" to a candle (votive, 4", 6", etc.). Can add a small black circle for the mouth. #2: Melt some paraffin inside a can placed in a pan of hot water (on the stove). Paint the melted paraffin over a leaf onto a candle. Tie appropriate ribbon around base of candle.
Pumpkin Pencil Topper
Use black pipe cleaner to make jack-o-lantern face on a 1"-2" diameter orange pom-pom. Glue to top of a pencil.
Use artificial autumn leaves and/or small ears of Indian corn grouped with a few miniature pumpkins, or a few lollipop ghosts, etc. for a centerpiece.
You'll need 6 white pipe cleaners, two wiggly eyes and a rubberband. Bend one pipe cleaner in half to make the backbone. Twist one around the bottom of the backbone to shape into legs. Do the same for the arms near the top of the backbone. Join two pipe cleaners and wind them round and round the backbone, extending about 1" on each side to form the ribcage. Bend the last pipe cleaner into a swirl for the head. Glue on two wiggly eyes and attach rubberband to head for hanging.